If your personal experiences convey the urgent need for the DVSJA to be passed, we hope you will consider writing testimony that can be shared with New York State elected officials.

Writing testimony is a rare chance to communicate directly with the legislators who can help make change. Your story can explain how the criminal justice system often fails to help survivors of domestic violence.

We can help you write your testimony! Please send us your story and we’ll write you back with our thoughts and suggestions about how to make your testimony as powerful as it can be. Thank you so much for caring about this bill and for considering writing about some of the most painful and challenging experiences you have faced in your life.

Please note that all testimony will be uploaded safely and directly into a file that only the Correctional Assocation’s Women In Prison Project will have access to. You can either send us your testimony in a word document or enter it directly into the text message box by clicking here.